Document shredding is an inevitable issue when it comes to any office or medical job. It is entirely unavoidable because documents contain important information specific to the people whose information is held within them. Here are five documents you need to shred:
The First Document
The first documents you should destroy are any old tax papers cluttering up your filing cabinet. Having too many receipts and records can cause an overflow of information when it comes to your personal paperwork and none of it can truly be relevant a few years into the future.
The Second Document
Any unnecessary copies of medical documentation needs to be destroyed. In El Paso, we know our medical professionals are heavily considerate of their patients and their patient’s privacy. If personal information about patients were to be released publicly, they would be in a lot of trouble.
The Third Document
Any secondary copies of important office forms that have already been copied and uploaded into the company’s database need to be destroyed. You’re allowing for copies of possibly important information to lie around your office and it can eventually hurt your company or employees.
The Fourth Document
If you have any documents that are clearly useless and have run their course, they need to be destroyed. They have personal information about your life on them, even out dated, and can be found and exploited for someone else’s gain. Keep a close eye on those.
The Fifth Document
Lastly, destroy all paper tax document copies after a few years and keep a close record in your filing cabinet. You don’t need multiple documents detailing your tax situation for prying eyes.